I want to start playing with Creo 4.0. The readme says I need to upgrade our license server to Flexnet Publisher 11.14. I can't figure out where to get it from. I found a video that shows how to get to the download links for flexnet publisher but they are for 11.13. Where do I need to go to find 11.14?
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Flexnet Publisher 11.14 is included in Creo 4.0 installation medium, only. So you have uninstall FLEXnet and install it again using Creo 4.0 installation medium. I do not know how to extract Flexnet Publisher 11.14 from Creo 4.0 installation medium to get standalone installation package. Maybe you can ask PTC Support where to get standalone installation package.
This is what I did and found. You may be different.
Ask your provider to send you a new Creo 4 licence. (Up-revving it yourself with PTC portal is over-complicated)
Uninstall all the bits of Creo 3 and the older licence server using Windows control panel (if it lets you)
Install Creo 4 and the new licence server from the Creo 4 installation media.
Drag and drop your new Creo 4 licence when required during installation.
If you leave Creo 3 installed, or re-install after Creo 3 you'll probably find you can no longer reliably run it. The licence tools on the Creo 3 installation media certainly no longer work. You'll see 'Fatal error' messages, licence not-found problems, un-reachable licences and sometimes it will run for half a day first.
Creo 4 will run fine, which proves it's not 'a graphics card issue'.
It's another PTC mess. My provider failed to sort it. They got a man from PTC involved who bricked both Creo 3 and 4 and who then ran away never to be heard of again. For me Creo 3 and 4 cannot cohabit my machine and PTC are clueless as to why.
just FYI. On my PC FLEXnet 11.14 64-bit is running. I can install and use Creo 2.0, 3.0, 4.0. Everything works fine.
This is an old post, but if anyone stumbles upon it during a search you can also download the standalone FlexNet Publisher from the links in the following document:
- latest version under eSupport > Platform Support > Products
This KB article lists required FNP version by Creo release: